Definition of mauveine in English:
Another term for mauve (sense 2) of the noun).
- He ended up calling his dye mauveine.
- Mauve as we think of it today is the colour of the aniline dye mauveine, which was developed by the chemist William Perkin as a by-product of his attempt to synthesise quinine from coal tar.
- In all the years when the primary literature was perpetuating the error, it remained uncommitted as to the structure of mauveine.